James Caviezel to Sport Superman's Cape?

James Caviezel may have convincingly played Jesus in Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, but now Hollywood is wondering: Could he handle the lead role in director Bryan Singer’s new version of Superman?

Caviezel’s manager, Beverly Dean, tells the Associated Press: “Would he like to do it? He loves Superman. But the truth is there has been no offer, the script isn’t even finished – but absolutely he’d be interested.”

Caviezel Hits the Links

Where is one to go after playing Jesus? Jim Caviezel, for one, hit the links – to play legendary golfer Bobby Jones in the biopic Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius (opening Friday). If that seems like an easy role after the enormous challenge of The Passion of the Christ, then perhaps you didn’t know that Caviezel is, well, let’s say, not a fan of the sport. “I wasn’t into golf – I’d rather watch the paint dry, I’d rather watch Martha Stewart,” Caviezel said at the movie’s New York premiere this week. “I could care less about the Golf Channel or any golf.

Hollywood & Divine

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The Gospel of Mel

On an Italian hilltop where he was staging the Sermon on the Mount, Mel Gibson watched as lightning struck the man playing Jesus in The Passion of the Christ. A pink light engulfed actor Jim Caviezel’s body, but miraculously, he was unharmed. Ever since, Gibson has told the story, with a wink, as evidence of a major VIP visitor to the set.

Jim Caviezel

Facing whips and lightning strikes – not to mention a heated religious controversy – Jim Caviezel, 36, has weathered a storm in bringing director Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ to the big screen. The film, due Feb. 25, has the actor (Frequency, High Crimes) carrying his heaviest role yet: Jesus Christ. While some groups have claimed that Passion is anti-Semitic, others have objected to scenes depicting Christ’s graphic torture (the movie’s been called one of the most violent ever).

Hunky Jim Caviezel: Keep Your Shirt On

Jim Caviezel may be one of the sexiest screen actors around at the moment, but just don’t expect him to get sexy on screen, the New York Post reports. Caviezel, 33, came to public attention in Terrence Malick’s 1998 “The Thin Red Line” and is now on the promotional trail for his latest, reputedly the 12th remake of “The Count of Monte Cristo,” based on the 1844 adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas. “I have a hard time getting naked on film,” said Caviezel, a devout Roman Catholic who has been married to schoolteacher Kerri Caviezel for four years. “I don’t believe in it.